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Study on Consumption Patterns and Degree of Checking Food-Nutrition Labeling of Convenience Foods at Convenience Stores by Young Adult Workers in Busan

부산 거주 20대·30대 직장인의 편의점 편의식 이용 및 식품영양표시 확인 정도

  • Han, Min-Hye (Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Choi, Ki-Bo (Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Lyu, Eun-Soon (Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, Pukyong National University)
  • 한민혜 (부경대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 최기보 (부경대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 류은순 (부경대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.11
  • Accepted : 2014.01.11
  • Published : 2014.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate convenience foods at convenience stores, by examining consumption patterns, as well as the degree of checking food-nutrition labeling. In this study, 208 workers in Busan in their 20s or 30s were surveyed using 1:1 interview questionnaires. The weekly usage frequencies of cup-ramyeon, gimbap, ramyeon, and sandwiches were 41.0%, 39.4%, 32.7%, and 19.0% respectively. The usage frequency of convenience foods was 12.0% for 'over 5 times/week', 23.0% for '3~4 times/week', 31.7% for '1~2 times/week', 29.8% for '1~2 times/month', and 3.4% for zero usage. Workers in their 20s showed a significantly (P<0.05) higher rate in the '3~4 times/week' as well as '1~2 times/week' intervals than workers in their 30s. Single people showed a significantly (P<0.01) higher rate than married people. Workers in their 20s showed a significantly higher score for the '3~4 times/week' as well as '1~2 times/week' intervals (P<0.05). The mean score of checking food labeling was 4.02/5.00 for the manufacturer's date, or expiration date, 3.23/5.00 for weight or volume, 2.99/5.00 for cooking method, and 2.85/5.00 for storage method. Females showed significantly (P<0.01) higher rates for checking the manufacturer's date or expiration date, as well as source of the raw material. Single workers showed significantly (P<0.01) higher rates for checking the manufacture's or expiration date as well as storage method. The mean score for checking nutrition labeling was 3.06/5.00 for calories, 2.84/5.00 for trans fat, 2.80/5.00 for sodium, and 2.76/5.00 for cholesterol. Females showed a significantly (P<0.01) higher rate for six of 10 items. Workers in their 20s showed a significantly (P<0.05) higher rate for four of 10 items. Expert officials showed significantly higher rate for six of 10 items (P<0.05) and two of 10 items (P<0.01), respectively.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부경대학교

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